Recipe by Annamaria
"Soft gingerbread cookies."
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packed brown sugar
3 1/4 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
I love this recipe. Anyway, I always roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper, then loosen the paper on both sides before cutting the cookies out. This way, you can cut out cookies immediately without waiting for dough to get cold. We use this for our gingerbread houses, too. It's a very sturdy gingerbread.
Funny how what works for some doesn't work for others. The dough turned out too soft. After the cookies baked I attempted to remove them with a spatula to cool, but they squashed together and I ended up with "Gingerbread Sumo Wrestlers!" The flavor didn't really ring any bells either. Onward to the next recipes!
I'm really surprised on the reviews on this one! I've never made Gingerbread but the kids wanted too. I just took out of the oven a few minutes ago decorated one, ate it and they are awesome!!! I followed the recipe except I used butter flavored crisco for the shortning (its what I had) and added a pinch of nutmeg and cloves plus a little more cinnamon. Rolled between wax paper and the rolled great, cut great and came right off the pam sprayed cookie sheet just perfect! They are not real spicey which I like better and when the kids wake up from a nap they are going to decorate! I think these are a must try!!!!
Never having made gingerbread before, I figured that I'd try one out. As another reviewer pointed out, the hardest part was waiting until the dough chilled. I had also doubled the recipe, but was surprised at all the negative reviews. I did add slightly more ginger than the recipe suggested (1/8 tsp), but the taste was fantastic.
Excellent recipe. Using my "KitchenAid" made this a breeze. I blended the shortening and brown sugar for a full five minutes, till almost fluffy, and gradually added the molasses and water. Using a sifter, mix all the flour, baking soda, and spices in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, one cup at a time. The "KitchenAid" does all the work. Everything was measured exactly as the recipe called for. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe.
I have tried many gingerbread boy recipes and these were so easy to prepare and had a delicious flavor.
I love this recipe! My 7yo and I have a strange tradition of making these when school ends in May and decorating them with jellybeans or M&Ms. We have done this for several years and used this recipe. Thanks for the post and the memories! I also made them for Christmas and hung them on the Christmas tree as ornaments but our Boston terrier likes them, too, and he would pull them off the tree and eat them.
These cookies are just sweet enough and have nice texture. I cut the molasses with honey for my little one. I like spice and would have doubled the ginger for myself. The consistency of the dough is what I would expect for a rolled cookie but I did use a smaller cutter than recommended to get more mileage.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Storybook Gingerbread Men
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 704
** Calories from Fat: 192
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